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Extreme Noise Terror

Extreme Noise Terror: A Holocaust In Your HeadA Holocaust In Your Head (1989)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: BSDBSD
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This, the first Extreme Noise Terror record, is a huge exception to most of their discography. An excellent crust band that went the way (just took a bit longer) of fellow pioneers Napalm Death, they've left behind a few great records of their punkier days. The music on this, their first whole LP.
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This, the first Extreme Noise Terror record, is a huge exception to most of their discography. An excellent crust band that went the way (just took a bit longer) of fellow pioneers Napalm Death, they've left behind a few great records of their punkier days.

The music on this, their first whole LP, is not meant to be pleasant. This is not "melodical metalcore beatcore post-hardcore" or any other such 'intelectual' excuse to mosh around. The production is not amazing. The guitar is not given the shiny metal effects of modern bands with the same sound (crust, often mislabeled as grind). The drums sound at times like firecrackers, being hit so hard that it's a wonder they got through more than one without being accidently dismantled. Rounding out the sound is a distorted bass that usually hits a few notes before giving way to these thrashy masterpieces.

This band was probably one of the first to employ two vocalists, and their contrast works as well as any other. One shrieks, the other shouts. You'll need the lyric sheet, anyway. Like most crust, you can't actually understand what they're saying while just listening to it (the first time around, anyway). They sing the whole political spectrum, from "Fucked Up System" (which contains "Blaaaargh" as a lyric) to the superb "Murder", a song attacking the meat industry.

For fans of heavy political hardcore, this is an essential. If you like "grind", you'll also like this. It's all pretty much the same...

 

 
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Anonymous (March 17, 2004)

I listen to all of these bands...cause they rule. Add in World Burns to Death to that list as well. Some of the best American Punk out there

Anonymous (March 15, 2004)

"Punk as in Aus-rotten? Punk as in The Runnamucks? Punk as in Spasm 151?"

you don't listen to any of those bands

Anonymous (March 14, 2004)

I think anyone that cant see a punk influence on just about if not everything reviewed on this site does not know what punk is.

randomdipshit

Anonymous (March 14, 2004)

Okay guy below me....I'll bite.

What exactly do you mean by "punk"? I won't be ignorant and assume that you are talking about all the major label bands that clog up this site...so let us know.

Punk as in Aus-rotten? Punk as in The Runnamucks? Punk as in Spasm 151?

Anonymous (March 13, 2004)

where is the punk on this site anymore?

dumbass children with computers and a lack of brains

Anonymous (March 12, 2004)

where is the punk on this site anymore?

Anonymous (March 12, 2004)

Great stuff. Brings back memories...

...evildeadalive

Anonymous (March 12, 2004)

also pick up the split with chaos uk, you wankers

Anonymous (March 12, 2004)

KLF IS GONNA ROCK YOU!

-sickboi
(uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh)

Aubin (March 12, 2004)

Lesser known fact about this band, is that the KLF (yes, the massive, mainstream acid rock one) asked these guys to record a cover of "3am Eternal" and also had them play it at Top of the Pops, consequently getting the performance banned from the BBC.

And yes, ENT is pretty rad if you're in the right mood.

t-rav (March 12, 2004)

I remember this...shit. Didn't really like it, but it gets a 10 for bringing back memories.

Anonymous (March 12, 2004)

'A Holocuast in your Head'.....nope...dont get it.

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